Associations of personality with intrinsic motivation in schizophrenia

Jenifer L. Vohs, Paul H. Lysaker, Lori Nabors

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Motivation is often disturbed in patients with schizophrenia, but little is known about how it relates to personality. We examined intrinsic motivation (IM), two personality domains from the NEO Five-Factor Inventory, and symptoms in 58 male patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Analyses revealed IM may be linked to Extraversion, Neuroticism, and negative symptoms.



  • NEO Five-Factor Inventory
  • Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale
  • Quality of Life Scale

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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